Here are the answers to questions submitted to our attorneys about employment law issues. We update these questions monthly. Questions are answered by Fair Measures attorneys Ann Kiernan and Steve Duggan. To search by specific workplace issues, please see our organized answers in our list of FAQs.
I have an employee that calls in or leaves early at least once every other week if not every week. Reasons are stated as being [...]
The owner of my company constantly talks poorly and discriminatorily about Muslims and Arabs. While I am not one of those, I do find it extremely [...]
I was recently several weeks pregnant and due to complications was out on FMLA. I advised HR and supervisors because it was a requirement of [...]
Ann Kiernan replies: Someone who doesn’t come to work and doesn’t produce while at work certainly can be fired. But, please don’t take the lazy [...]
The employer called an employee in to ask questions about rumor circulating among staff about an alleged sexual relationship with another staff member. In the [...]
I manage a restaurant, and we consistently have to deal with relatives or friends calling and asking when someone works or if they are off [...]